How can you make your environment more special? Give and ye shall receive. Or, ask and ye shall receive, too. Our Lance Avery Morgan, along with the talented Society Texas editorial team, has combed the world to come up with some of the most sumptuous gifts of the season. Go ahead, indulge this year.
RESORTING TO GREAT LENGTHS
This London Dress from The SIL’s holiday exclusive is by Houston-based Cheeky Vintage. Rendered in a beautiful brocade and featuring an ostrich feather trim at the cuff, it’s perfect for holiday entertaining and beyond. Plus, it’s made in Texas.
$995. At ShopTheSIL.com.
AWAY WE GO
The chicest bag you don’t own yet? Surely, it’s this sleek Kessler medium duffle bag designed by Dallas-based Leatherology. In like-butter leather, with a selection of colors, sizes, and monogram styles, we are on board. In fact, any of this company’s leather goods are top drawer. Duffle From
$360. At Leatherology.com.
HAVE PARTY, WILL TRAVEL
In keeping with the spirit of the emblematic trunks, the Louis Vuitton Malle Party conveys a fresh and modern vibe. Thanks to its colorful plexiglass panels, mirrors in the lids, and playful disco ball, it is the ideal home bar. Price upon request. LouisVuitton.com.
Reproduced to exact scale and color, this set of holiday ornaments was released in celebration of the centennial of the Bauhaus. Their geometric forms are both traditional in Germany as well as reminiscent of the costume designs of Oskar Schlemmer for Tragic Ballet. Hand-crafted in the Black Forest of solid maple.
$195. By The Glass House. At DesignStore.TheGlassHouse.org.
GO AHEAD, TREAT YOURSELF
A monthly subscription to the marvelous treats created by Paige’s Bakehouse in Texas is the gift, to yourself and others, that keeps on giving with an ever-changing array of handmade sweet goodness. It arrives directly in gorgeous packaging all year ‘round.
$65 per month. At PaigesBakehouse.com.
SCOOT ALONG, NOW
Definitely reserved for grown-ups, this will create scooter envy. The 500W full suspension electric Mercedes E-Scooter is in sleek black, so you can tear off to get some limes for last-minute cocktails in style.
$1,135. At Mercedes-Benz-Classic-Store.com.
GET ON THE STICK
What budding cowboy or cowgirl wouldn’t love their own Hermès Western and Company status item like a wooden and felt hobbyhorse? In tri-color wool felt with embroidered patches. It’s also the perfect baby gift.
$1200. At Hermès.com.
For your own game enthusiast, this special edition Ciclope foosball table, inspired by the 1950s Fiat Spiaggina, has a sky-blue structure, wooden inserts and a printed wicker pitch with a central metal cone base. It’s a true object of design for any sports fanatic, Made by Basaglia + Rota Nodari.
$6225. At Artemmest.com.
A PLACE IN THE SUN
Whilst sunning yourself on holiday, stay protected in high fashion style. This extra-long Panama hat with a frayed brim is the living end. In natural straw with a French blue and slim cream band.
$315. By Sensi Studio. At NeimanMarcus.com
RIDE YOUR OWN WAVE
Between the traditional wake surfboard and a skimming wakeboard, is the Modello board, nimble enough for tricks…it also makes carving the boat’s wake so much easier.
$450. At RonixWake.com
I WANT CANDY
This is not your grandmother’s candy bowl. It’s modern and so much chicer. In fact, with its removable lid, it is the perfect hiding place for your favorite bonbons. Plus, it’s a cute, foot-tall statement for the home that adds a renewed freshness with color.
$1523. At HelleMardahl.com.
POP GOES THE ROCKER
Andy Warhol would be proud of this rocking H-Horse by Kartell with its thick polycarbonate frame and seat that is extremely strong, safe, comfortable & suitable for a wide range of children sizes. Then, voilà , it becomes an art piece. In four colors.
$262. At TrueDesign.co.za.
D.I.Y. ESCAPE ROOM
Your teens will love Finders Seekers. It’s the #1 rated thrilling mystery escape room game delivered to your door each month. It “transports” you to a different country to lead a twisting investigation in each location.
The subscription is $30 per month. At FindersSeekers.com.
MIND IF I SLIP INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE?
The Knighton slipper is produced in an array of sumptuous cashmere suede colors, with reverse suede detailing. The carefully crafted padded sole has been designed to make this slipper the ultimate traveling and lounging companion. Of course, each elegant slipper comes with a customized slipper bag.
$710. At JohnLobb.com.
LET GO OF MY LEGO
The ultimate build-your-own robot experience stars here with the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Coding Stem Set. Its programming is also the easiest to learn.
$148. At LEGO.com.
MUST YOU DRONE ON?
Welcome to the perfect starter drone. The Tello Quadopter drone, with an HD camera, is a must-get for your family’s gadget guru. Just pull out your phone to fly anytime, anywhere, to access its intuitive controls. Capture pro-level photo and video with EZ Shots and share them on social media from your smartphone.
$259. At Amazon.com.
PUCKER THAT POUT
You might as well use a vintage Cartier compact as you powder your nose, right? We like this 14K yellow gold one with sapphires and diamonds trimming the clasp. Signed and numbered.
Prices vary, yet this one is $8,900. At 1stDibs.com.
POP GOES THE CHAIR
Modern? Yes. Comfortable? Very. The Varier Ekstrem-designed tubular chair makes a powerful design statement in any room.
$2,549. By Design Within Reach. At DWR.com.
TOO COOL FOR STOOL
Give the unexpected…and pull up the unexpected. A balloon-inspired foot stool work of art, designed by Seungjin Yang, will add a punch of fun to any room. The eight layers of epoxy create a glass-like finish. 20-25 week lead time.
$7,500. At TheFuturePerfect.com.
Perfect for home or office, this evokes the nostalgia of airport and train station schedule flip boards. Marvel at how the Cloudnola Flipping Out text clock flips away the minutes and hours, which are written out as words in a bold font on plastic cards.
$125. By MOMA. At Store.Moma.org.
ALL EYES ARE ON YOU
Perfect for serving on any occasion, or making into a coffee table, this Ortensia hand-silkscreened, painted, and lacquered tray is embellished with Lina Cavalieri’s face framed in a hydrangea bush.
$1530. At Fornasetti.com.
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Be the king and queen of your own castle with this high quality Lucite acrylic chess and checker set. In fact, it’s a bit of Palm Beach on any table it graces. Fun for hours upon hours for the entire family.
$250. At SunnyLife.com.
You can still swim here in the late fall, as we all know. So, why not embrace your inner rock star with this Rolling Stones Hot Lips-inspired pool float?
$85. At SunnyLife.com.
Tom Dixon has designed a marvelous statement piece. Made from marble and brass, this table lamp is sure to spark a lively conversation.
$305. At MadeInDeign.co.uk.
WHO’S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?
Why, you are, of course, when you’re holding these ultra-chic hand mirrors that come with their own geometric marble bases. It’s perfect for any vanity.
$380. At RichardJasmine.com.
BE YOUR OWN WIZARD
A pinball wizard, that is. Try the new arcade favorite that celebrates the rock group Rush. Other motifs include Led Zeppelin, Star Wars, The Avengers, and tons more themes for non-stop game room entertainment.
$8,999. At SternPinball.com
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK
The Texas-born founder Tracy Hiner, of Black Crow Studios, a luxe wallcovering company, takes the creative vision of each client to create a completely unique and custom art-driven wallcovering design. Each collection goes to a charity organization under their Rebel With a Cause Initiative, where a portion of sales is donated in an effort to use as a means of advocacy. Prices upon request. At BlackCrowStudios.com.
TOAST TO YOUR MOST
Get the day started off as cheerfully as possible with a toaster by Brit maker Haden. The super chic design will perk up any countertop. So, why not get one for the office, too?
$69. At Haden.com.
KEYS TO THE MUSICAL CITY
The old clickety clack of an IBM keyboard is back in style. With 83 round keys and 5 watt JBL speakers, this KnewKey Rocksette is compatible with a pad or phone, you might feel like your penning an 18th century novel.
$178. At Amazon.com.
THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER…
Show your family’s team spirit with a customized full color illustration. Hit the stands with your MVPs in this personalized art piece. Even your pet is allowed at this ball game.
$175. At UncommonGoods.com.